Following the recalled doctors demand for official letters reinstating them back to the Lagos State Health Service, the state government, yesterday, said the letters were ready for collection tomorrow (Monday).
Disclosing this in a telephone chat with Sunday Vanguard, the Chief Medical Director of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Prof. David Oke, said the decision to give out the recall letters was decided upon after a long - hour meeting by government officials on Friday.
He said in LASUTH alone, no less than 400 letters were ready for collection.He said the letters were for all cadres of medical doctors including,House Officers, Medical Officers, Resident Doctors, Consultants and Senior Consultants as well as Honourary Consultants. On the content of the letters, he said the letters was only to withdraw the sack letters and acknowledge that they had been withdrawn.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director, Forever Living Products, Nigeria/Benin Republic, Mr. Cornelius Tay, has advised medical doctors intent on making more money and contributing to the development of health care delivery in the country to join the distributorship network of his company.
Speaking in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where his company had feted distributors, Tay urged doctors to use the opportunity provided by their training to promote healthy living for the people.
Speaking to newsmen, Tay called on striking doctors to make the interest of the people their topmost priority. "We are making a call to all the striking doctors not to allow more people to die, but to consider anything they can do to put the people first.
We are also inviting them to come and join our network and have access to our wonderful products. Nigerians should know that, as a company, we are concerned with the prevalence of high mortality and early death rates in the country, and that is what we are doing across the country with the help of very important personalities who are now in our company.
These include wives of very important government officials, professionals, lecturers and ordinary Nigerians. Many of these people are engaged in a programme with us whereby we can help to reduce early deaths.
Many of the products marketed by Forever can help people to enjoy better health and even reduce the incidents of illnesses and diseases. Anyone of them who chooses to come, we would be very happy to engage into our network and they would be far more successful".
Mr Tay urged Nigerians to use FLP products to overcome illnesses and diseases. "People don't need to die early in this country. We have products that can relieve people of some very complex diseases and help enhance overall productivity in our nation. We have solutions for many of the world's illnesses. We would want people to come and be part of what we are doing", he advised.